Kiwis Answer the Call
George Galloway has called for volunteers to join the next
Viva Palestina Arabia international aid convoy to break the
crippling Israeli siege on Gaza.
Due to set off from
London on 22 April, this convoy will be the first to attempt
to enter Gaza with much-needed construction vehicles bearing
building equipment to help reconstruct the schools, clinics
and public buildings destroyed by Israeli attacks.
siege has blocked such aid for over 5 years.
volunteers have been selected as the Kia Ora Gaza team to
join this humanitarian convoy, to be led by Galloway.
People wishing to support this project can visit the
sidebar of www.kiaoragaza.net for details on how
to donate to the Gaza Appeal.
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Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand
Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party.
In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, the party membership and unions affiliates. This would be a high risk gambit in that it would pre-empt any review of the Labour election campaign and would be likely to open up new divisions.
While one can safely predict the caucus would vote against Cunliffe, the wider party and union response would be unpredictable, given that Cunliffe (ineptly) ran a centrist neo-Goff/Shearer campaign this year and not the left wing campaign that those who voted him into the leadership were expecting him to pursue. More>>